Fun in the sun with Teta and Gidoo

Trip Start May 29, 2009
Trip End Ongoing

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Today was our last day visiting my grandparents in Orlando. We got there on Friday afternoon after a long drive through Georgia. Before we arrived I had talked to Teta(grandma) and Gidoo(grandpa) on the phone. They had asked if we had eaten breakfast. I told them that we had gotten a bag of boiled peanuts. By the way, if you are unfamiliar with boiled peanuts they are a traditional snack in the south. The first time we saw a sign for them we both were disgusted by the idea of boiling peanuts. However after countless signs, our curiosity got the better of us and we decided to try some. They actually aren't half bad. They taste a lot like cooked beans. So anyway Teta and Gidoo said that they would get us some food for when we got there and asked us what we wanted. I decided to play it safe and just ask for fruit. Well they must have thought thats all we would eat because when we got there, there were apples, plums, bananas, cherry, grapes and peaches. That night we went over to see my aunt, uncle and cousins. I only get to see these cousins once every year, so it never ceases to amaze me how different they are every time I see them. The next day I decided to see if Teta would teach me how she makes fatta. Fatta is an Egyptian dish made up of rice with chunks of meat and toasted bread covered in an incredibly strong garlic and vinegar broth. I needed to figure out how to make it vegan so we made mushrooms instead of meat and used mushroom broth instead of chicken broth. The next day we hung around the house. Brandon performed his one man band for them while I made balloon animals. Our last day we decided to go to Universal Studios. Thank goodness that most shows/rides at Universal are inside because it was over 100 degrees outside. I haven't been to Universal since I was about 14. I think as you get older, these attractions loose part of there incredibleness. Tomorrow we are headed to Panama City, Florida to see how blue the water is!
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